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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2003

    It's Like This, Dawg...

    The book "It's Like This, Cat" by Emily Neville, is definitely a five-star book for readers of middle school age and beyond. This is a book of friendship. It is about a fourteen-year-old boy named Dave Mitchell who gets a stray cat from his Aunt Kate. The book talks about Dave and Cat's adventures; both good and bad. All because of Cat, a fiesty tomcat, Dave almost is killed, gets a 'girlfriend', and eases he and his father's relationship together. The setting of "It's Like This, Cat" is in New York around Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. This book shows what big-city life is really all about. It also defines how it can be hard growing up, and that everyone truly needs someone to talk to; even if it is a cat! Dave lost one of his friends because of Cat, but he also gained more: Tom, Ben, and Mary for instance. Dave and his new friends also had many adventures with Cat; like when Ben found his red eft (which is a red newt) named Redskin. Then, Cat ate Ben's other newt, Big Brownie who was supposedly pregnant! Many other fun and exciting adventures happen to Dave and Cat, but you will just simply have to read the book to find out more, and see for yourself!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    The book It¿s Like This Cat By Emily Neville is amazing. So Dave

    The book It’s Like This Cat By Emily Neville is amazing. So Dave (the main character) gets Cat at his aunt Kate’s. She’s not really his aunt but she did save him from being run over. One night Cat gets locked in a cage that’s in a cellar. This is where Dave meets Tom who was dared to steal something in the cellar and gets Cat out. Tom becomes important in Dave’s life. Dave also meets a girl, at Coney Island, who runs out of money in Macey’s and calls him for help.
    I really loved this book because it’s different. I can also relate to Dave because he sat out on his steps reading a book and letting Cat roam free. I also Dave avoided fights and was an amazing friend. Even though Cat ate his best friend’s newt.
    Emily Neville makes you able to feel and know exactly what the characters are feeling. You get a vivid picture in your mind about what Dave is experiencing. Yet the language is very easy to understand and she gives you new meaning to the relationship of boy and cat. Also to a person who you consider you’re relative even though they’re not
    Cat reminds me of an orange cat I used to have. Both my cat and Cat from the book could’ve ran away and been free but they stayed by mine and Dave’s sides. Dave and Cat have that special person to animal relationship that really just can’t be described. Yet Emily Neville pulls it off through this amazing book that I recommend to all cat lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    watch out potter

    This book is great. It's all about a boy who finally gets a pet cat. Later on they have great adventures

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    Halerious! is what It's Like This, Cat is.

    It¿s Like This, Cat Book Report Emily Neville was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1919. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1940. She majored in economics. She then married Glen Neville, a newspaperman in 1948 and had five children. Mrs. Neville chose research as her career but became a copy girl on New York News and on the New York Mirror. It¿s Like This, Cat was the recipient of the 1964 Newbery Medal. She also wrote other books besides It¿s Like This Cat, they are: Berries Goodman, The Seventeenth Street Gang, Traveler From A Small Kingdom, Garden Of Broken Glass, and The Bridge. Emily Neville always wrote about places she knew well. It all started out how Dave¿s dad was saying, how a dog can be very educational to have. Dave then found his cat and named it Cat. He found Cat in a cellar and met a young guy named Tom. He helped Dave by unlocking Cat¿s cage. Dave and his friend Nick went to the beach and met three girls. Dave and Nick had a fist fight over one of the girls because Dave wasn¿t happy about being there in the first place. This fight broke up their friendship. Dave would go to Cat Lady Kate¿s house often, she later inherited a lot of money and gave it all away after a kitten was stepped on by a news reporter and died! Tom got a job at a gas station in Denver and later got a better job at a flower shop. Dave ran into Mary, one of the girls from the beach, and they became good friends. Tom finds true love and decides to go back to school. Dave finds a new friend at school named Ben. Dave and his dad finally agree on one thing, having Cat around isn¿t so bad after all and is very educational too! I really enjoyed reading this book a lot! It was extremely funny! It relates to things that happen in real life experiences. I liked everything about this book, and I didn¿t dislike anything. I wouldn¿t change a thing about it! The characters are very believable. The book definitely kept my interest! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2001

    It¿s about a boy who owns this cat that helps him on his journey to adulthood in the big-city.

    This novel was outstanding. It was very humorous and flavorful. It was the best junior book I have ever read about big city life. I like it because it spoke the truth about big cities and gave the city and its many people a great feeling. I also liked it because it spoke about all of the difficulties there can be for a young adult like me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    Watch out Harry Potter! Here is a great book!

    This book is well-written. I read it for a book report in 6th grade. Each page of this fascinating book is filled with mystery and suspense!This book is definitely categorized in my Favorite Book List as #1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    Childhood memories

    When I was in elementary school I found a copy of this book hidden on the shelves of the school library. I read it and loved it and now I think of it often as an example of one of those books you never entirely forget. I'm sorry, but I no longer remember the details!

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    Posted May 9, 2010

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